As the owner of sbcontario.ca (the ‘WebSite’), Small Business Centres (SBC) Ontario (‘we’ or ‘us’) understand that your privacy is of the utmost importance. This policy describes:
- How we collect, use, disclose, and protect the personal information of our website users (“you“);
- Describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may
provide when you visit the WebSite; and
- Our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
We will only use your personal information in accordance with this policy unless otherwise required by applicable law. We take steps to ensure that the personal information that we collect about you is adequate, relevant, not excessive, and used for limited purposes.
Privacy laws in Canada generally define “personal information” as any information about an identifiable individual, which includes information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person. Personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title, or business contact information.
What information do we gather?
We store user input data through our contact form at https://www.sbcontario.ca/contact/. User inquiries and comments sent as email messages will be routed to the appropriate third party for response and are stored in our database. The form gathers first name, last name, and email address as required fields. The optional fields are phone number, region, type of business, and message. You can request to be removed from our database through our contact form at https://www.sbcontario.ca/contact/.
We collect information through cookies on the Site. This gives us information and statistics about traffic on the Site in order to ease navigation and provide an optimal user experience. The cookie files used on the site are pages visited and inquiries.
Will we share your information?
Your email inquiry may be routed to the appropriate office within our Small Business Centres Ontario Network. Our network consists of 54 Small Business Centres across Ontario. However, we will never, in any circumstances, share your personal information with outside organizations or individuals.
The Site may contain links to third-party websites and resources. These third-party sites have their own privacy policies, available on their individual websites. We, therefore, have no liability or responsibility for the content of these sites. We do, however, seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback with regard to third-party sites.
Small Business Centres (SBC) Ontario